Best known for playing the sometimes ‘thorn in my side‘ father to Frasier Crane – Martin Crane actor John Mahoney has died aged 77.
Born in the UK, the actor enjoyed a distinguished career in theater. Before going on to playing the absolutely polar opposite and unpretentious father to Frasier and Niles Crane (Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce).
He played the character for 11 seasons running from 1993 – 2004 for which he was nominated for two Emmys and two Golden Globes.
— Alex Malaos (@AlexMalaos) February 6, 2018
The great John Mahoney passed away today at age 77. I've not known a kinder man nor more brilliant actor. We were all blessed to have spent 11 glorious years together. pic.twitter.com/hn3SZwuEy4
— Jeff Greenberg (@JeffGreenbergCD) February 5, 2018
John singing at my wedding. Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well. pic.twitter.com/Tj3i5B4x13
— Peri Gilpin (@GilpinPeri) February 6, 2018
Our old friend and Steppenwolf theatre colleague John Mahoney passed away yesterday. So many wonderful plays together over the years. A wonderful actor I’ll never forget his 1985 performance in Orphans (Chicago and New York).
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) February 6, 2018